Looking for a vacation and an environmentally sound feel-good experience all in one? The Sunshine State has a compelling natural environment that attracts visitors year-round. The unbeatable beaches, springs and abundance of wildlife alone is worth the trip. So it’s no surprise that Florida has so many amazing eco-friendly attractions to visit. These attractions help to preserve and protect these natural habitats encouraging responsible tourism and education.

You will want to see them all! So when you visit what should be on your bucket list? We selected 9 of our favorite eco-friendly attractions in Florida that should be at the top of your list.

Top 9 Eco-Friendly Attractions in Florida

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

This well-known aquarium has so many cool things to see and do. Let your imagination run wild at the new Dino Rescue exhibit or learn about the science of dolphins. The options are endless at this aquarium that rescues and educates.

Seacrest Wolf Preserve

The wolf preserve offers an unforgettable and educational experience. In this rare and cool experience you will come face to face with these amazing creatures. They offer different programs and tours, so make sure to check their website calendar.

Dolphin Research Center

The mission of the Dolphin Research Center is to help educate and promote peaceful coexistence of marine mammals and people. They offer swimming with dolphins and a variety of programs to see and learn about them in their natural habitat. 

Florida Keys Wild Bird Center

This bird center not only plays an integral part in bird rehabilitation, but also helps to educate the public on these magnificent creatures. There is a boardwalk to experience all the wildlife this preserve has to offer and a center to check out. You will want to stick around for sunset! Just amazing.

Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

This unique marine adventure park offers up-close and personal encounters with all sorts of marine life. They showcase these incredible mammals with shows, animal habitats, seal encounters and so much more! Everything here is the perfect mix of educational and fun! 

Alaqua Animal Refuge

This animal refuge is currently closed for visitation, but they are still taking appointments for adoptions of their amazing animals. They focus on rehabilitation, animal care and community outreach. This is a great place to volunteer and when they are open to visitors a wonderful place to visit.

Crane Point Hammock Museum

Crane Point is a family friendly nature center and historic site. There are so many things to do like walking the trails, checking out the museum, lagoon and so much more! 

Destin Snorkel

The shelling experience is currently closed for the winter and will be reopening this March. This is an amazing experience to collect shells and observe the natural beauty of the area. They also offer snorkeling tours, scuba diving lessons, dolphin cruises and more! 

The Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory

Experience walking through beautiful landscapes filled with butterflies, exotic birds, flamingos and so much more! This amazing conservatory offers a one of a kind experience to be immersed in nature, while learning. You will not want to miss this adventure. 


Hi, I'm Jen and I love to travel, go to the beach and write about all the places I have visited. I also have a bucket list of places I can't wait to try! I've visited Cape Cod every summer since I was a kid and now enjoy traveling to all great beach destinations, including Florida! I have worked in the travel industry for all of my career. I love sharing my experiences of different restaurants and places and helping travelers find the best fit for them!

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